Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Working with a group of graduate and undergraduate students in the School of Architecture at Georgia Tech, HYPARail is an urban inter vention directly on the Atlanta Beltline which promotes both physical and visual relationships as a through conditions for users of the corridor and as a visual link between the Beltline and the adjacent neighborhoods in the West End. The project uses a simple material, Southern Yellow Pine, in combination with parametric modeling technologies and 5-Axis CNC machining to transform site, material, form, and experience on the Beltline. The Hyperbolic Paraboloidal morphology used in the design allows for ground to peel away into surface and reveal a trace of the unlaying order of rail ties below.
Project Team: Taylor Pitelka & Jessica Hardin-Steele